Windows 10 19H2 Will Help Microsoft Improve Windows Update

Microsoft has recently commenced the development of Windows 10 19H2, the feature update that is projected to go live in the fall for all devices running Windows 10.

But as compared to its predecessors, which shipped like a full system build, Windows 10 19H2 will land as a cumulative update, coming with all the improvements that were part of the previous cumulative updates.

This is an approach that would help provide a faster update experience, Microsoft said, especially as it wants the whole process to take less time regardless of the changes implemented into each release.

In a statement for Neowin, Microsoft explains that the purpose of Windows 10 19H2 is also to help the company test this Windows Update experience, suggesting that the same approach could be used for the next releases too.

Update should be ready in September

Needless to say, everything depends on how smoothly the rollout of Windows 10 19H2 goes, but one key factor that sets this update apart from the rest is that it includes fewer new features. The focus is mostly on refining the experience with Windows 10 and fixing bugs and other reliability glitches.

“Given the scope of the 19H2 release, we’re taking the opportunity to try something new in an effort to continue to improve the Windows 10 update experience,” the Microsoft spokesperson was quoted as saying. “This may provide us future flexibility to offer a balanced range of Windows 10 feature update delivery methods including OS swaps as well as servicing technology (like the monthly update process).”

Windows 10 19H2 is more likely to land as a service pack rather than a feature update per se, especially given its focus on under-the-hood refinements. The update will be finalized in September, and the public launch should kick off in October, as per Microsoft’s typical release schedule.

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